Directions & parking
The Mary Baker Eddy Library is located at 200 Massachusetts Avenue, between Huntington Avenue and Boylston Street.
Housed in one of a half-dozen buildings on the Christian Science Plaza in Boston’s historic Back Bay, the Library is approximately one block north of Symphony Hall, one block south of Berklee College of Music, and two to three blocks west of the Prudential Center.
Limited $12 parking is available to visitors of the Library with ticket validation (but after 19 hours, standard rates apply). Please validate your parking ticket at reception when you exit the Library. Entrance to the underground lot is near the intersection of Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues, next to Horticultural Hall. Paid public parking garages are also available in the Prudential Center and on Westland Avenue (near Symphony Hall), and there is limited street parking in the area.
Free 3-hour bus parking is available on Huntington Avenue, Westbound, adjacent to the Christian Science Plaza. Drop off at Library entrance. Please do not idle buses on Huntington Avenue.
By Public Transportation:
Take the Green Line to either the Prudential, Symphony, or Hynes Convention Center “T” stops.
Exit the station via the “Huntington Avenue” exit. Upon exiting the station you will see the Christian Science Plaza directly across Huntington, with a tall building immediately in the foreground. Cross the street and proceed across the Plaza; the Library is next to the church on Massachusetts Avenue.
Exit the station onto Massachusetts Avenue; the Library is on the same block as the station, just pass Symphony Hall.
Exit the station and turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue. The Library is four blocks down Massachusetts Avenue, on the corner of Clearway Street.
The Harvard-Dudley bus, No. 1 stops on Massachusetts Avenue and Clearway Street in front of the Library.
The CT1 bus stops at Horticultural/Symphony Hall on Massachusetts Avenue—you will pass the Library right before the stop; cross the street and the Library will be on the same block.
Driving from the North:
Take I-93 South to Exit 26 (Storrow Drive/North Station exit). Keep left, and after a short tunnel, you will merge onto Storrow Drive. After .2 of a mile, take a slight left onto Embankment Road (MA-28). Turn right onto Beacon Street. At the second light, turn left onto Clarendon Street. At the fifth light, turn right onto St. James Avenue. Stay on St. James Avenue to merge onto Huntington Avenue. Following Huntington Avenue for about .2 of a mile, you will see the Christian Science Plaza on your right. Turn right at the light at Massachusetts Avenue, and the Library will be on your right.
Driving from the South:
Take I-93 North to Exit 16 (Southampton St. Exit) towards Andrew Square. Turn left onto Southampton Street. Stay straight to go onto Massachusetts Avenue. Follow Massachusetts Avenue for about one mile. When you cross Huntington Avenue, you will see Symphony Hall on your left and Horticultural Hall on your right. The Library will be on your right.
Driving from the West:
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East to the Prudential Center/Copley Square exit. Keep left at the fork in the ramp to “Prudential Center.” Merge onto Huntington Avenue. Following Huntington Avenue, you will see the Christian Science Plaza on your right. Turn right at the light at Massachusetts Avenue, and the Library will be on your right.